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Kensington All Leather Gibson Brogue Shoe

5.0 star rating 2 Reviews

£49.99

M 930LT

Kensington Country Brogue Shoe All Leather

Top Quality all leather country style Gibson Brogue.

Top Quality Leather sole - beautifully finished.
Fully Goodyear welted.
Fine Leather upper. Quality Brogue pattern work.
Full Leather Lining & Sock, for comfort and ease of putting on.

Classic Tan 

Rounded toe, five eyelet lace up.

Traditional Brogue pattern in a lace up.

A top quality all leather boot at a very reasonable price

Sizes up to 12

Cow Leather Lining & Sock
Goodyear Welted Leather Sole. TP Rubber  heel section.

Brogues are typically meant for out of town or country wear. They used to be associated with the countryside and were worn in fields and wet terrain (the tiny holes were once functional, as in they allowed water to pass through when traversing wetland). Nowadays, however, brogues are a staple in any man’s wardrobe and can be paired with anything from cotton pants and chinos to cuffed denim jeans. Ideally they are teamed with tweed or moleskin for a smart, but casual look, and can look equally at home in town or country.

WHAT IS A GOODYEAR WELT, AND WHAT DOES THE TERM GOODYEAR WELTED MEAN - A welt is a strip of leather, rubber, or plastic that is stitched to the upper and insole of a shoe, as an attach-point for the sole. The space enclosed by the welt is then filled with cork or some other filler material (usually either porous or perforated, for breathability), and the outsole is both cemented and stitched to the welt. This process of making shoes is referred to as Goodyear welt construction, as the machinery used for the process was invented in 1869 by Charles Goodyear, Jr. the son of Charles Goodyear.[1] Shoes with other types of construction may also have welts for finished appearance, but they generally serve little or no structural purpose. The Goodyear welt is highly regarded for a number of reasons including being relatively waterproof by not allowing water to get into the insole due to the welt-sole construction, the relative ease in which the sole can be replaced, and the fact that the boot can last up to 20 years or longer depending on the treatment and condition of the upper. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)